Hood River Issei: An Oral History of Japanese Settlers in Oregon's Hood River Valley

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252063596
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1993
  • Series: Asian American Experience Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Issei Profiles
Prologue 1
Pt. 1 Living in Japan
1 Early Life 5
2 School 11
3 Japanese Women 16
4 Thoughts of America 19
5 Marriage 23
Pt. 2 Bound for America
6 Leaving Japan 33
7 Sailing to America 37
Pt. 3 Arrival in America
8 First Impressions 43
9 The Japanese Methodist Church 50
10 Adjustments to American Life 53
Pt. 4 Labor
11 Railroads, Stumps, and Sawmills 63
12 Early Farm Labor 75
13 Issei Acquisition of Orchards 82
14 Anti-Japanese Sentiments 88
Pt. 5 Life in America
15 Issei Women 97
16 Yoshi Marriages 108
17 Japanese Families in America 111
18 The Hood River Japanese Community 116
19 Celebrations 131
20 Trying Times 136
Pt. 6 War Years
21 Pearl Harbor Sunday 143
22 Precautions 148
23 Executive Order 9066 158
24 Disposal of Property and Belongings 162
25 Evacuation 166
Pt. 7 Relocation
26 Assembly Centers 173
27 Camp Tule Lake 179
28 The Loyalty Questionnaire 190
29 Moving to Other Camps 196
30 The Work Release Program 201
31 Camp Reflections 204
32 Sons in the Military Service 209
Pt. 8 The Hood River Situation
33 The Anti-Japanese Campaign 215
34 Returning Home 224
35 The Hood River Community 234
Pt. 9 Issei Today
36 Compensation, Citizenship, and Redress 247
37 Issei Reflect on Their Experiences 254
38 Messages 259
39 Issei Self-portraits 262
Pt. 10 Concluding Comments
40 Perspectives on the Hood River Issei 273
Appendix A. Japanese Population in the United States, Oregon, and Hood River County 283
Appendix B. Japanese Society Minutes: Construction of the Hood River Japanese Community Hall 285
Notes 291
Bibliography 321
Index 331
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